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What does Aphra mean?

Aphra Pronunciation of Aphra [aphra] as a girls' name is pronounced AFF-rah. Possibly means "young deer" in Hebrew. Also possibly from the Latin name Afra, which was originally an ethnic name for a woman from Africa, which was later used as a nickname for a dark person. It was also the name of a fourth-century German saint. The respelling of the name to Aphra may be due to Aphrah as biblical place name, meaning "dust". Dust and Ashes were actually used by English Puritans as first names in the 17th century. Writer Aphra Behn (17th century).

Associated with: young, deer, dark (black), saint, biblical, ashes (tree), puritans, 17th century.


Aphra has 3 variants: Affera, Affery and Afra.

Affiliated girl names: Ophrah and Orpah.

1 more related form via Afra: Affra.

Creative forms:
(female) Aphar, Aphna, ..

(male) Aphar, Aphrai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aphra Cambria (A.C.), ..

How popular is Aphra?

Aphra is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Aphra is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Aphra has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aphra name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aphra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aphra is alike in pronunciation to Aphria, Ofra and Ophra. Other recommended names are Abra, Adara, Adira, Adora, Adra, Aghna, Akira, Akyra, Alpha, Alura, Amara, Amera, Amira, Amora, Amyra, Andra, Anora, Apirka, Apona, Ara, Ardra, Asha, Ashia, Ashira, Ashla, Ashra, Astra, Atara, Atera, Atha, Audra, Aura, Azha, Azora, Azra, Azura, Mahra, Ophira, Sahra, Zahra and Zohra. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aphra.

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